Right out of the gate the nose smells of citrus peel, cooking spice and dried fruits. Another six minutes brings out additional scents of rhubarb and fennel. Entry is delicately fruity, medium sweet, creamy in texture and nicely herbal. Mid palate features the rhubarb, candied walnut, bitter orange and seeds. Aftertaste is sublimely zesty and mildly bitter. Definitely elegant and savory.
Established in 1821, and still 100% controlled by the founding family, Luxardo is one of the oldest European firms producing liqueurs. Transferred to Torreglia (Padova) in 1947 due to the consequences of the Second World War, it is now a leader in the liqueurs industry and one of the few proprietary brands present in almost all the international markets. The firm owns over 29.000 Marasca Luxardo cherry trees, cultivated in industrial nurseries and is the only company with such agricultural installation in the European Union.